Halloween is now over, and it’s not that long a wait now while people prepare for Christmas. Before that, we have November, which is usually wet and miserable. So to distract you from that, we have a lot of shit for you to do this month. There are some incredible tours this month that will certainly keep you busy.
The Eastbourne pop-punks have had a hectic year of releasing ‘Backbone’, their debut full-length album, gaining a new drummer, and touring the world. Now it’s time for the five-piece to head home for a run of shows across the UK. Supported by Like Pacific on all UK dates, WSTR on all Ireland dates and Columbus on selected UK dates.
UK & Ireland Headline Tour Dates:
14 – Nottingham Rock City Basement (except Columbus)
15 – Leeds Key Club
16 – Manchester Sound Control
17 – Glasgow Audio
18 – Newcastle Think Tank
19 – Swansea Sin City (16+)
20 – Birmingham Courtyard
22 – Norwich Epic Studios
23 – Bristol Exchange
24 – London Underworld
25 – Brighton Patterns
26 – Southampton Joiners
27 – Dublin Fibber Magees
28 – Galway Rosin Dubh (18+)
29 – Belfast Voodoo (18+)
Frank Carter has been tearing up venues and festivals this year, leaving chaos in his wake. Stellar performances at Groezrock and Download alone make this tour a must-see. We heard that recent shows in Europe have been outstanding.
UK Tour Dates
02 – Manchester Gorilla
03 – Edinburgh Bongo Club
04 – Aberdeen Tunnels
06 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
07 – Leeds Key Club
08 – Bristol Fleece
10 – London Electric Ballroom
11 – Bournemouth The Winchester
13 – Oxford The Bullingdon
14 – Brighton Concorde2
15 – Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
The Never Say Die! Tour is an annual series of concerts put together and curated by Impericon. First starting in 2007, it has showcased some of the best names in metalcore and hardcore. Previous incarnations of the Never Say Die! Tour include appearances from Parkway Drive, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Miss May I, Deez Nuts, The Amity Affliction, Defeater, Being As An Ocean, and many more. You can check out what we thought of last year’s show here.
Last year focused on melodic hardcore, this year it takes a brutal turn by unleashing some of metalcore and hardcore’s heaviest bands. Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex and Obey The Brave. Catch them all live by checking out the tour dates below
UK Tour Dates
06 -London, Electric Ballroom
07 – Manchester, Club Academy
08 – Glasgow Garage
09 – Bristol Marble Factory
Alter Bridge have just released their stellar album, The Last Hero. To celebrate that tour, The Floridian rockers will play arenas in Manchester, London, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Leeds towards the end of the month and in the beginning of December. They will also be joined by Volbeat, Gojira and Like A Storm at all shows.
UK Tour Dates
23 – Manchester Arena
24 – London The O2 Arena
26 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
27 – Birmingham Genting Arena
28 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
01 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
02 – Leeds First Direct Arena
This has been a difficult year for the Brighton metalcore heroes. A rollercoaster of emotions. Releasing their phenomenal album ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ at the end of May, then losing founding guitarist and key songwriter, Tom Searle, to cancer just weeks later. The band has since toured in Australia and Europe before playing their first run of UK shows since Searle‘s passing. The relationship the band have with their UK fans is strong, and we expect emotions to be running high on these dates. Stick To Your Guns and Bury Tomorrow will be joining them on tour.
UK Tour Dates
11 – Birmingham O2 Institute
12 – Manchester, Academy
13 – Glasgow O2 ABC
15 – Nottingham Rock City
17 – Bristol O2 Academy
18 – London O2 Academy Brixton
REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER. You all remember that from when you were kids, which means we’re about to see and hear a shit load of fireworks. Some communities may even have some big Celebrations. Lewes for one has one of the most impressive bonfire communities in the South, boasting to be on of the few towns in the UK that hosts an event on the big day. With a big procession, parading barrels of fire through town, marching drums and burning effigies before a massive fireworks display. Across the country there will be plenty of similar events celebrating a man being who was killed after he was caught failing to blow up parliament in the 1600s.
Hastings Punk Fest is back for another year, this time to raise money for Sea Shepherd, whose mission is to end the destruction of wildlife in the world’s oceans. Each year the lineup boasts appearances from locals acts and popular underground punk band from around the country. Previous years has brought the likes of Popes of Chillitown and The Lagan to the south coast. This time we have Bono, Casual Nausea, The Half-Wits, as well as returning sets from the likes of Demon Smiles, Vice Like Grip, and The Barracks. More to be announced soon as well as a more in-depth preview.
Once again the festival will be spread over two days on the 25th & 26th of November. Which bands are one which date are yet to be determined.
Check out the event page here
One of the big four in WWE‘s long list of pay per views, Survivor Series is one of the most popular events in everyone’s wrestling calendar. The year marks the first dual-brand PPV since Summerslam, and it will pit Raw vs Smackdown in three traditional Survivor Series elimination matches. Five vs Five matches between the best men of each brand, the women of each brand and the best tag teams of each brand. The stars in each match are yet to be determined.
But the most hooking feature has to be the return of the iconic “GOOOOOOLDBEEEEERG”. Yes, Goldberg will be back in a WWE ring for the first time in twelve years The wrestling legend’s last match was at Wrestlemania 20 vs Brock Lesnar. This time it’s a rematch between the same goliaths of wrestling.
You can catch all of this on the WWE channel on November 20th.
Set in the same universe as the Harry Potter series. This film showcases the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter attends Hogwarts. This is a film to completely expand the world that JK Rowling created. In UK cinemas from 18th November 2016.
Albums & EP’s
Marking their first proper release since 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’ (we’ll forget Lulu), Thrash legends Metallica are releasing 80 minutes of music with 12 new songs over either a double CD, two-LP vinyl or digital download. A deluxe edition of the album includes an additional third disc of music. ‘Murder One’ from the album has even been dedicated to the late Lemmy Kilmister who passed away earlier this year.
‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct‘ will be released on November 18th, 2016, by the group’s independent label Blackened Recordings.
South West based ‘Polite-Post-Hardcore’ quartet, Lastoneout are back with their new mini album, ‘This Was Never My Story, It’s Yours’, featuring seven tracks capable of filling the huge hole left in the UK emo/post-hardcore scene by Funeral For A Friend‘s departure earlier this year. The mid 00’s Emo persuasion is clear to hear in Lastoneout‘s recent effort. Influences from bands like Funeral For A Friend, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and Story Of The Year can be heard, seeping through as influences throughout the release.
‘This Was Never My Story, It’s Yours’, will be self-released on 4th November 2016.
Hailing from Manchester, alternative pop punk quartet Tirade has been making quite a stir of late after touring with the guys in We Are Carnivores. Both singles from their new EP have been aired and championed by Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker and Amazing Radio’s Charlie Ashcroft. For fans of Lower Than Atlantis and Press To Meco, bands that love to write brilliantly catchy music. Tirade aspire to be put within the same accolade of first-rate British rock music with this EP.
Tirade will release their self-titled EP on the 25th November 2016.
It’s been six years since Ion Dissonance last released new material. So there has been a lot of anticipation for this release. Reviewed recently by our new writer Daniel Stewart, he stated “This album is made by Deathcore fans, for Deathcore fans. If you like it hardcore, check this album out for sure”. Read the full review here.
‘Cast The First Stone‘ will be released via Good Fight Music on November 18th.